York Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Crimes with Minor

June 29th, 2012 by Amber Lester


Philip Charles Walker

A York County man pleaded guilty Thursday in York-Poquoson Circuit Court to four of eight charges for sex crimes against a female child that took place at his home over a period of four months.

Philip Charles Walker, 64, was charged with six counts of aggravated sexual battery and two counts of indecent liberties with a minor. Through a plea agreement with the defense, York-Poquoson Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Donna Maw nolle prossed four of the charges, which means the charges were voluntarily dismissed, but could be pursued if more evidence were discovered.

Judge Richard AtLee gave Walker a sentence of 80 years, with 69 suspended, leaving Walker 11 years to serve.

The sexual incidents occurred between August and December of 2011 at Walker’s home, where the child was staying. The child told an adult she and Walker had touched each other under their clothing, and he had encouraged other inappropriate sexual behavior. Walker admitted to an investigator he had engaged in inappropriate behavior with the child.

Walker’s sentence is conditional on good behavior and no contact with minors or with the victim. Walker must also register as a convicted sex offender.

One Response to York Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Crimes with Minor

  1. Victim/Survivor

    July 2, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I am a 47 yr old female who survived 6 yrs of sexual abuse from a relative (ages 5-11) in WV. At 45 yrs old I finally went to the WV State Police. I wish my case had had Judge Atlee. My abuser only got 5 yrs probation, after a grand jury found him guilty on 6 charges of rape and 6 charges of crimes against nature. In a deal with the prosecutor, he pleaded guilty to 2 counts of rape. His punishment is to pay for my therapy, which he is behind now in payments, and 5 yrs probation. Not a fit sentence for my life being ruined. I’m still working through issues and probably will for the rest of my life. I strongly suggest the young victim’s parents make sure she gets some counseling soon.

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